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Die Setter 

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We are striving to be the EMPLOYER OF CHOICE!

We offer:

Competitive Wages

Full Time Positions with Full Time Benefits

5% Shift Differential for Working one of the back shifts

On the Job Training

Competitive Benefits

Generous Paid Time Off and Paid Holiday Schedule

Opportunity to Advance Within

Incentive Bonuses/Programs

Employee Appreication Events


Set up all types of Molding and Sizing presses to produce and size powder metal parts by performing the following duties.


Follow all ISO 9001/IATF 16949 Procedures and Work Instructions relevant to your work area.

Clean powder off press, remove tailing barrels, and remove tooling from a press, when an order has finished its run. Complete an End of Run Ticket and return all adapters and tooling to their designated areas.

Review the Molding Schedule to determine next job for set up and tooling that is required.

Must possess the ability to set up any press with any set of tooling entirely on his/her own. This includes all presses that lower-class Die Setters can set up, as well as the 880 Ton Press and the 500 ton Hydraulic Press. Remove old tooling and get the press ready for the next set-up. Put new tooling in the press and set tools. Set up straight wall, all types of flange dies, and spherical tools. Make any necessary press adjustments and run first part samples for the approval of QA. Inform supervisor or lead-off that the press is ready for production.

Set up PIP and repair if needed, put fingers on, line up, and set timings, air core rods, and air heads.

Check the density of the parts and make sure that the part is within the proper size and weight according to the part specifications.

After set up is running, recheck to see that all tools are locked in place and that the sizes and weights are still holding. Make necessary adjustments to presses when parts are out of specification, and make necessary changes to maximize the press speed.

Set up Dyna Slides and turntables so the parts slide down from the molding press to the Molding Operator to be put into trays or gages.

Report any worn or damaged equipment. Replace worn mix hoses and defective shoe gaskets when mix leaking occurs. Perform minor press maintenance.

Assist in the training of operators and inform them on handling parts, inspection techniques, and have pallets or racks ready for production. Train and assist other Die Setters and Trainees.

Fill out all necessary paperwork or reports (breakage, inspection, production, and QA).

Position Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

As the highest-grade of Die Setter, this employee must possess great knowledge of all presses and tooling required to make any part. The most complex set-ups are assigned to this employee, therefore considerable knowledge is required.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); plus multiple years of experience including on the job training. Must have the abilities to rise through the class system, which takes many years of experience to attain. Must have very strong mechanical ability.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Die Setter Class A  
Division Sintered Metals  
Location Ridgway  

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